Friday, 21 March 2008

Bad blogger

I can remember rushing home from work to blog about my day and now here I am just bothering once a week. Pleh.

Something unusual happened chez byrne yesterday - I actually went out and was vaguely social....and with people I haven't been out with before. It was a gig by the band 'Susan George Booth' and my 'team' at work (aka Martyn) happens to be the lead guitarist and deputy singer. It was a strange experience. The pub was full of today's bright young things with lots of trendy haircuts and skinny jeans and quite a lot of flesh on show. All a bit ageing really. The music was what could be broadly described as shouty. The band describes itself as Grunge / A'cappella / Black Metal which I guess sums it up pretty well. I actually enjoyed it although more as an experience than because of the actual music. I couldn't make out any of the words. Jesus, listen to me. I am so middle aged. Anyway the point was it was good fun and it was good to be out and about.

Other unusual things have been happening chez byrne. If you look back to the last post you'll see some stubby little shoots in a green bucket. A week later it resembles this:
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It's all gone a bit triffid. They are very pretty though.
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Knitwise there has just been more of the usual going on so nothing much to tell. The lace style cardi has both fronts and almost a whole sleeve. Rob's ribbed jumper crawls along as usual. The blue socks remain in progress. But something I did do that I'm rather proud of is this:
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It's a button I made using a clover button kit. The letters round the outside spell 'Louise'.
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It's gone to the daughter of a friend of mine who has had a really awful experience and I wanted to do something to cheer her up. I know it's not much but I hope it made her smile.
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Final bit of news is that I am now officially going cold turkey. The pill cut down has been going on since last autumn but today I stopped taking the final fluoxetine. So far I just feel tired and have had a nap already. By tomorrow I'll be forgetful and finding it hard to concentrate. Hopefully within a week it'll start wearing off but it could be an odd month as I could end up with sleep disruption and get crabby in true charlie brown style.

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Brrr, just started raining and is brass monkeys outside. Proper knitting weather. And napping of course.

3 comments:

Katherine said...

Good luck going cold turkey, it's about time I tried again but I didn't manage it last time I started coming off them. Rest lots!

TutleyMutley said...

I'm trying to work out what that picture at the bottom of your post is of- Very strange woolly, cold.

I realise this isn't the best time for you - (hope the cold turkey is going OK and better than you thought?) BUT do you reckon you could dig out the name of the coach company you used for Skip North - I've not been able to find it, google it or whatever. I even tried phoning one company coz their name began with H but it wasn't the right one. I'll love you for ever! terri: telbate at tiscali dot co dot uk of the lost socks.

TutleyMutley said...

Aha! Is it a real live turkey in a poloneck and a hat and an icicle on its beak????

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